Visit the Carnival of Education

Another week, another Carnival of Ed!  Please take a few moments to visit the Examiner’s Education blog to see some of the best from all over the edublogosphere.  One of the highlighted items is my post about the new ABCi grading system in my class this year.

FYI, I would have posted this earlier, but I fell prey to a stomach virus of some sort that had been affecting most of my students.  I would love to hear about any tried and true techniques for avoiding what your students have.


Explore this week’s Carnival of Education!

The 190th Blog Carnival of Education is up at Steve Spangler’s site.  And, by the way, how cool is it to have one of my entries right next to a mention of appearing on the Ellen Degeneres Show?

There are a few really thought-provoking posts that you should check out in this week’s Carnival, including one about the struggle to encourage voting and one about the dangers of covering for a student.  And Steve’s finale is gratifying to those of us in the second-oldest profession:

To those genuine educators and parents who submitted their own or someone else’s excellent blog post this week, I thank you.  Our children thank you.  And our nation thanks you.

Our schools, whether they be down the block or around the kitchen table, are the hope of the future.  Our children deserve the best . Let’s give it to them.

Thanks, Steve.  Tell Ellen I said hi.

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Go Ride the Carousel of Ed!

The Carnival of Education is up for the week on the blog of the highly entertaining Steve Spangler.  I wish I had a dime for every time a fellow science teacher asked me how he did something.  I feel honored to have my recent post about the importance and power of teacher leaders highlighted a blog I respect so much.

Check it out!

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